Ecological traits and evolutionary sequence of nest establishment in fungus-growing ants ( Hymenoptera , Formicidae , Attini )

@inproceedings{FernndezMarn2003EcologicalTA,
  title={Ecological traits and evolutionary sequence of nest establishment in fungus-growing ants ( Hymenoptera , Formicidae , Attini )},
  author={Herm{\'o}genes Fern{\'a}ndez-Mar{\'i}n and Jess K. Zimmerman and William T. Wcislo},
  year={2003}
}
Neotropical ants in the tribe Attini share the obligatory behaviour of cultivating fungi as an essential food source. Of this complex and well-studied mutualism, little is known about the biological traits of the phylogenetically basal attines, which may offer important clues to the origins and early evolution of this intricate symbiosis. In this paper we focus on the founding of new nests, a key to understanding evolutionary changes in many social insects, which has received comparatively… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 77 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 32 extracted citations

78 Citations

01020'03'06'10'14'18
Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 78 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 52 references

A phylogenetic analysis of the fungus-growing ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Attini) based on morphological characters of the larvae

TR Schultz, R. Meier
Systematic Entomology 20: 337–370. • 1995
View 14 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The evolution of insect flight

Brudsky AK.
Oxford: Oxford University Press. • 1994
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The biology of Mycocepurus

H. Fernández-Marín
2000
View 8 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The biology of Mycocepurus smithii and the evolution of colony foundation in fungus growing ants

H Fernández-Marín
2000
View 8 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

An unusual behavior of the leafcutting ant queen Acromyrmex octospinosa (Reich)

Cordero AD.
Revista de Biologia Tropical 11: 221–222. • 1963
View 3 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Nest foundation by Acromyrmex striatus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

E Diehl-Fleig, ME P. de Lucchese
Billen EJ, ed. Biology and evolution of social insects • 1992
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Primary polygyny in the ant Atta texana

AC Mintzer
1987
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…